Bid to ban silicone implants in Europe

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 04 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1037

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  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    A campaign has been launched in Brussels to ban the use of silicone implants throughout the European Union.

    The initiative is being led by a British Labour MEP, Bill Miller. He argues that existing EU legislation on medical devices which includes a list of substances and other items that are banned could be extended and used to outlaw the implants.

    “There is a very strong case for …

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